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Antidepressant Use Among Persons Aged 12 and Over: United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db283.pdf

Provides the most recent estimates of antidepressant use in the U.S., including prevalence of use by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and length of use.  Also covers trends in use from 1999-2002 to 2011-2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Drug Overdose Deaths Among Adolescents Aged 15-19 in the United States: 1999-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db282.pdf

Shows rates and trends for both males and females for the period.  Opioids accounted for the highest number of drug overdose deaths in the 15-19 age group. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Interim Report: President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Mental Health,Privacy

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/ondcp/commission-interim-report.pdf

Describes the extent of opioid use in the U.S. and the harm caused, and offers a set of recommendations for action prior to the issuance of the final report.  From the President’s Commission

 

Drugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide, 2017 Edition

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health

https://www.dea.gov/pr/multimedia-library/publications/drug_of_abuse.pdf

Describes the harms and consequences of drug use by explaining a drug’s effects on the mind and body, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts.  Covers narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and anabolic steroids.  From the Drug Enforcement Administration

 

Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools … First Look

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017122.pdf

Finds that middle schools have the highest rate of violent incidents with 27 incidents per 1,000 students.  Also covers bullying, cyberbullying, use of illegal drugs or alcohol, and lockdown/evacuation procedures.  Information from 2015-16 survey on crime and safety.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Patient Residence Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb226-Patient-Residence-Opioid-Hospital-Stays-ED-Visits-by-State.pdf

From 2005 to 2014, large metropolitan areas had the highest rate of opioid-related inpatient stays but small metropolitan areas experienced the fastest growing increase (122% vs 28% in large metro areas). Also shows rates by community-level income.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Health United States 2016 With Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in Health

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Includes 114 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas: health status, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.  The chartbook focuses on health care trends since 1975.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Drug Use, Dependence, and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2007-2009

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/dudaspji0709.pdf

In 2007-09, 63% of sentenced jail inmates met the DSM-IV criteria for drug abuse/dependence.  This report examines patterns of past drug use by characteristics of offender, offense type, and time period.  Also includes information about participation in drug treatment programs.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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